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The online-only T-Mobile variant of the Moto X was the first to get the surprise update, followed quickly by Sprint. Now AT&T is next out of the gate, leaving Verizon trailing behind. We probably could have pre-written this, and maybe we did. You'll never know.

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This appears to be mostly the same update that hit the other devices, but AT&T changed up the wording of the changelog. Here it is for your consideration:

  • Camera enhancements:
    • Enhanced camera auto-white balance performance and color accuracy.
    • Improved exposure when taking photos outside or backlit, and improved clarity in low light.
    • Faster touch-to-focus time and reduced unnecessary refocusing in low light or scenes with continuous motion.
  • Faster response and improved accuracy when using Touchless Control and easier set up and training of the “Ok Google Now” trigger.
  • Enhanced transfer of content from old phone to new phone using Motorola Migrate.
  • Fine-tuned feature that allows you to find phone when it is lost that sometimes prevented a lost phone from reporting its location.
  • The update notification should pop up on all devices in short order, or you can head into the settings and manually check for the update. Well, AT&T says that, but maybe it will actually work. You better start checking very few seconds just to be safe.

    [AT&T]

    Ryan Whitwam
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    • Cherokee4Life

      I would have guessed T-Mobile, AT&T, Sprint, *wait 4 months*, Verizon

      • Adam Truelove

        The Verizon one will get 2 or 3 bloatware patches before it gets a core update.

    • Moto Xcellent

      Not working!!

    • jamaall

      Knowing Verizon, my droid maxx won't get an update for another 6 months

    • Jeffrey Spiers

      I hope this bullet point from the sprint update makes it to Verizon... I get people telling me I'm 'breaking up' all the time regardless of coverage level...

      "Calling – Improved Voice Quality: Fixed an issue that could sometimes result in choppy audio being heard by the person you’re talking with on your Moto X"

    • Freak4Dell

      The notice popped up as soon as I opened this article. I'll be holding off for a bit, though.

    • http://www.LOVEanon.org/ Michael Oghia (Ogie)

      [Repost] I just had this question, and
      thought it would be appropriate to ask it here since this article is
      about Motorola. It's not about the phone itself, but the Nexus program. Why
      does LG make the Nexus 4 (and presumably, the Nexus 5) if Google bought
      Motorola? Why doesn't Motorola, wouldn't that make more sense?

      • Suhas

        Google wants Android to be on as many devices out there as possible. Just cuz it bought Motorola it wouldn't wanna totally focus on Nexus program with Motorola devices cuz it will send a warning trigger to other manufacturers who embrace Android.

        Also, Google didn't buy Motorola with the pure intention of focusing on its hardware. Motorola's got a great set of patents which can help the Android platform when it gets into legal issues.

        So even though now it's a subsidiary of Google, Google wouldn't give Moto an upper hand since it would wanna treat other manufacturers who embraces the eco-system in the same manner (remember how Acer and other manufacturers got confused when Windows started manufacturing the Surface?)

        And Google mentioned how the Nexus program works. Every year all the manufacturers who are interested would let Google know what they can offer at what price. Google selects the best and continues with it - I remember Larry Page mentioned this in the Nexus 4 video done by The Verge.

        Therefore for Google, all are equal. They will focus on their business model - putting Android on every phone out there. Motorola will have Google influence. We will see how things will change only with time.

        • http://www.LOVEanon.org/ Michael Oghia (Ogie)

          Great explanation! Makes sense to me, and especially since I was making the assumption that Motorola was solely about hardware.

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